Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rhetoric and Composition

The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age, edited by Theresa Enos and published in 1996, is a magnificent resource, with extensive historical entries on periods, people, ...

Rhetoric and Composition

Rhetoric and composition is an academic discipline that informs all other fields in teaching students how to communicate their ideas and construct their arguments. It has grown dramatically to become a cornerstone of many undergraduate courses and curricula, and it is a particularly dynamic field for scholarly research. This book offers an accessible introduction to teaching and studying rhetoric and composition. By combining the history of rhetoric, explorations of its underlying theories, and a survey of current research (with practical examples and advice), Steven Lynn offers a solid foundation for further study in the field. Readers will find useful information on how students have been taught to invent and organize materials, to express themselves correctly and effectively, and how the ancient study of memory and delivery illuminates discourse and pedagogy today. This concise book thus provides a starting point for learning about the discipline that engages writing, thinking, and argument.

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition

Available for the first time in paperback, this classic reference surveys the field, covering rhetoric's principles, concepts, applications, practical tools, and major thinkers.

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition

Available for the first time in paperback, this classic reference surveys the field, covering rhetoric's principles, concepts, applications, practical tools, and major thinkers. Rhetoric is increasingly studied in the context of other disciplines, such as anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and pedagogy, because its well-established rules and time-honored methods are useful for developing modern communications and writing skills. Drawing on the scholarship and expertise of 288 contributors, the Encyclopediapresents an overview of rhetoric and its role in contemporary education and communications, discusses rhetoric's contributions to various fields, surveys the applications of this versatile discipline to the teaching of English and language arts, and illustrates its usefulness in all kinds of discourse, argument, and exchange of ideas.

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

speech, writing, public discourse, and other forms of rhetoric. In early Western practices of rhetoric, oral composition—motivated by various muses and conducted through commonplaces of invention and memory—actualized words and deeds.

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

Presents a comprehensive comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion with 150 entries, written by leading scholars, who bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications. Combines theory, history, and practice, with a special emphasis on public speaking, performance, and communication.

Teaching Poetry Writing

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition, 1996, s.v. 'figurative language." 49. Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition, 1996, s.v. 'figures of speech." 50. Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993, s.v. 'style.' 51.

Teaching Poetry Writing

Teaching Poetry Writing: A Five Canon Approach is a comprehensive alternative to the full-class workshop approach to poetry writing instruction. In the five canon approach, peer critique of student poems takes place in online environments, freeing up class time for writing exercises and lessons based on the five canons of classical rhetoric: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery.

The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

... of 19th-century rhetoric in the Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition (1996) identifies important emerging rhetorical trends influenced by “empiricism, Scottish common- sense philosophy, associational and faculty psychology, ...

The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies surveys the latest advances in rhetorical scholarship, synthesizing theories and practices across major areas of study in the field and pointing the way for future studies. Edited by Andrea A. Lunsford and Associate Editors Kirt H. Wilson and Rosa A. Eberly, the Handbook aims to introduce a new generation of students to rhetorical study and provide a deeply informed and ready resource for scholars currently working in the field.

The Rhetoric of Lincoln s Letters

In Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition, ed. Theresa Enos, pp. 32–36. New York: Garland. Flower, Linda, and John Ackerman. 1994. Writers at Work: Casebook for Teachers and Students: Nine Scenarios for Discussion and Practice.

The Rhetoric of Lincoln s Letters

Lincoln's letters have been cited in countless biographical and critical works yet have received little scholarly attention as a whole. This comprehensive study reveals his letters to be fundamental to understanding his development as a writer. Early on, he employed Hugh Blair's popular idea of developing "taste" in written documents, and carefully studied the letters of his contemporaries. He wrote more than 5000 of his own. As he became more proficient, he employed more sophisticated rhetorical strategies to deal with political opponents, imperious generals and critics of his policies.

Gender Roles and Faculty Lives in Rhetoric and Composition

Combining anecdotal evidence ( the personal stories of rhetoric and composition teachers ) with hard data ... Her most recent book is Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition : Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age .

Gender Roles and Faculty Lives in Rhetoric and Composition

Enos describes and classifies narratives gathered from surveys, interviews, and campus visits and interweaves these narratives with statistical data gathered from national surveys that show gendered experiences in the profession. Enos discusses the ways in which these experiences affect the working conditions of writing teachers and administrators in various programs at different types of institutions.

Theorizing Composition

tual tradition, and the issues surrounding it remain volatile and open ended" (Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition 677). Reception and Significance in Composition Studies Prior to epistemic rhetoric theories, current-traditional ...

Theorizing Composition

The last 25 years have witnessed extraordinary growth in the field variously known as composition studies or as rhetoric and composition. What was noticeable about the field in its infancy was a preoccupation with practice, a lack of emphasis on theory, and an exclusive reliance on writing as a process. As its disciplinary status has grown, composition studies has expanded its focus, reconceptualized the writing process, and embraced a wide range of contemporary critical perspectives. This reference book is a guide to the numerous theories that now form the foundation for composition studies.

The Rhetorical Act Thinking Speaking and Writing Critically

How does the authors' use of vivid depiction invite readers to participate in the rhetorical act? ... Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition, The Oxford English Dictionary, Roget's Thesaurus, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, A Dictionary ...

The Rhetorical Act  Thinking  Speaking and Writing Critically

THE RHETORICAL ACT: THINKING, SPEAKING, AND WRITING CRITICALLY, Fifth Edition, teaches liberal arts students how to craft and critique rhetorical messages that influence, inviting and enabling them to become articulate rhetors and critics of the world around them. The new edition maintains a traditional humanistic approach to rhetoric, while extending the scope and relevance of the text. THE RHETORICAL ACT reaffirms the ancient Aristotelian and Ciceronian relationships between art and practice-one cannot master rhetorical skills without an understanding of the theory on which such skills are based. The text combines thorough coverage of rhetorical criticism, media literacy, and strategic public speaking, providing a solid grounding in essential concepts while helping students hone their skills in each area. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Present State of Scholarship in the History of Rhetoric

Enos's Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age (1996) and Sloane's Encyclopedia of Rhetoric (2001) serve as comprehensive sourcebooks and guides to rhetorical theory and practice ...

The Present State of Scholarship in the History of Rhetoric

Introduces new scholars to interdisciplinary research by utilizing bibliographical surveys of both primary and secondary works that address the history of rhetoric, from the Classical period to the 21st century.

Quotations in John

Page 228 in Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age. Edited by Theresa Enos. New York/London: Garland Publishing, 1996. Quinn, Arthur and Lyon Rathbun. 'Figures of Speech'.

Quotations in John

Michael A. Daise identifies literary features found in six quotations in the Fourth Gospel, suggesting they should be revisited as clusters rather than as discrete units. Three quotations are the only ones whose introductory formulae explicitly ascribe them to Isaiah; three are the only ones cast as being 'remembered' by Jesus' disciples; and each of these groupings forms an inclusio within the Book of Signs which, when combined with the other, produces a chiasmus to Jesus' public ministry. Daise examines these clusters in three studies, addressing their exegetical issues and theological implications. After an introductory apologia for an historical-critical and theological approach, the first two studies distil narrative themes embedded in the Isaianic and 'remembrance' inclusios. The third study then reconstructs the synthesis of these themes created by the chiasmus, and translates its key elements into theological categories. Daise concludes that, while the Isaianic inclusio brings 'closure' to the Book of Signs -by disclosing the angelic cause of the Jews' unbelief - the 'remembrance' inclusio creates an anticipation of the Book of Glory - by casting Jesus as poised to establish a new dynasty with the casting out that angelic cause. Daise further argues that this broader storyline carries ramifications for an array of motifs in the Fourth Gospel's theological taxonomy: in particular its christology, soteriology, eschatology, ecclesiology and pneumatology.

Networked Process

“'Writing About Difference': Hard Cases for Cultural Studies.” Berlin and Vivion 123–44. Perkins, Jane M. “Donald Davidson.” Enos, Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition 160–61. Perl, Sondra. “Composing Processes of Unskilled College ...

Networked Process

Helen Foster problematizes one of the dominant metaphors in rhetoric and composition, the notion of “writing process,” and, in turn, offers an important and engaging new approach for the future of the discipline, one that directly addresses the complexities, challenges, and opportunities for writing research in a postmodern world.

Gender Roles and Faculty Lives in Rhetoric and Composition

Enos describes and classifies narratives gathered from surveys, interviews, and campus visits and interweaves these narratives with statistical data gathered from national surveys that show gendered experiences in the profession.

Gender Roles and Faculty Lives in Rhetoric and Composition

Using both personal anecdotes and statistics, this book provides data on gender and disciplinary bias in English departments and academia in general. The author asserts that rhetoric and composition studies as a whole are undervalued because the field is considered feminized.

Perspectives on Rhetorical Invention

She has edited or coedited nine books , including The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition , The Spaciousness of Rhetoric , and The Writing Program Administrator's Resource : A Guide to Reflective Institutional Practice , and she ...

Perspectives on Rhetorical Invention

Rhetorical invention--the discursive art of inquiry and discovery--has great significance in the history of spoken and written communication, dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Yet invention has received relatively little attention in recent discussions of rhetoric, writing, and communication. This collection of essays is the first book in years to focus on current research in rhetorical invention. The contributors include many well-established scholars, as well as new voices in the field. They reflect a variety of approaches and perspectives: theory, history, culture, politics, institutions, pedagogy, and community service. Several of the essays address the relationship between invention and postmodernism--some by refiguring invention, others by challenging postmodernism. Still other essays explore multicultural conceptions of invention, the civic function of invention and rhetoric, and the role of rhetorical invention in institutions and in comunity problem solving. Taken together, these essays provide a much-needed forum for ongoing study of rhetorical invention within the framework of recent developments in both scholarship and the culture at large. "If inventional research is to continue and flourish," notes Janice Lauer in her foreword, "it must remain sensitive to shifts in epistemology, ethics, and politics. The essays in this volume undertake this effort.." The Editors: Janet M. Atwill is associate professor of English at the University of Tennessee. The author of Rhetoric Reclaimed: Aristotle and the Liberal Arts Tradition and coauthor of Four Worlds of Writing: Inquiry and Action in Context and Writing: A College Handbook, she has published articles in Rhetoric Review, Encyclopedia of Rhetoric, and the Journal of Advanced Composition. Janice M. Lauer is Reece McGee Distinguished Professor of English at Purdue University, where she founded, directed, and teaches in the graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition. She is coauthor of Four Worlds of Writing and Composition Research: Empirical Designs and has published numerous articles on rhetoric and composition. Contributors: Frederick J. Antczak, Janet M. Atwill, Julia Deems, Richard Leo Enos, Theresa Enos, Linda Flower, Debra Hawhee, Janice M. Lauer, Donald Lazere, Yameng Liu, Arabella Lyon, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, Jay Satterfield, Haixia Wang, Mark T. Williams.

The Promise and Perils of Writing Program Administration

Suellynn Duffey is Associate Professor and Director of Writing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. ... She has edited or co-edited ten books, including the Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition and The Writing Program ...

The Promise and Perils of Writing Program Administration

Combining formal quantitative research with narrative-based scholarship, THE PROMISE AND PERILS OF WRITING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION represents multiple voices from faculty balancing between the demands of teaching, writing, and administering writing programs in professional, ethical ways-often under circumstances that can be defined, at best, as difficult. In these pages, junior faculty tell their stories of triumph and trauma, while more firmly established composition scholars reflect upon the changing and challenging profession we all share.

Stylistic Virtue and Victorian Fiction

to different conceptions of style's role and significance within both rhetoric and literary criticism. 24. Lord Henry Home Kames, ... “Ehninger, Douglas W. (1913–1979),” in Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition, 204. 26.

Stylistic Virtue and Victorian Fiction

Offers a deep history of style in theory and practice that transforms our understanding of style in the novel.

Post process Theory

“ The Writing of Research Articles : Where to Put the Bottom Line . ” Written Communication 4 ( 1987 ) : 175–91 . Swartz , Omar . “ Praxis . ” Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition : Communication from Ancient Times to the ...

Post process Theory

Breaking with the still-dominant process tradition in composition studies, post-process theory?or at least the different incarnations of post-process theory discussed by the contributors represented in this collection of original essays?endorses the fundamental idea that no codifiable or generalizable writing process exists or could exist. Post-process theorists hold that the practice of writing cannot be captured by a generalized process or a "big" theory. Most post-process theorists hold three assumptions about the act of writing: writing is public; writing is interpretive; and writing is situated. The first assumption is the commonsensical claim that writing constitutes a public interchange. By "interpretive act," post-process theorists generally mean something as broad as "making sense of" and not exclusively the ability to move from one code to another. To interpret means more than merely to paraphrase; it means to enter into a relationship of understanding with other language users. And finally, because writing is a public act that requires interpretive interaction with others, writers always write from some position or some place. Writers are never nowhere; they are "situated." Leading theorists and widely published scholars in the field, contributors are Nancy Blyler, John Clifford, Barbara Couture, Nancy C. DeJoy, Sidney I. Dobrin, Elizabeth Ervin, Helen Ewald, David Foster, Debra Journet, Thomas Kent, Gary A. Olson, Joseph Petraglia, George Pullman, David Russell, and John Schilb.

Alternative Rhetorics

She has edited or coedited seven books , including the Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition : Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age ( 1995 ) and has published numerous chapters and articles on rhetorical theory and ...

Alternative Rhetorics

Challenges the traditional rhetorical canon.

Cross Border Networks in Writing Studies

dreams: Triumphs and travails of independent writing programs. ... In J. Atwill, & J. M. Lauer (Eds.), Perspectives on rhetorical invention (pp. ix–x). ... In T. Enos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of rhetoric and composition (pp. 123–134).

Cross Border Networks in Writing Studies

Cross-Border Networks in Writing Studies coordinates mixed methods approaches to survey, interview, and case study data to study Canadian writing studies scholars. The authors argue for networked disciplinarity, the notion that ideas arise and flow through intellectual networks that connect scholars not only to one another but to widening networks of human and nonhuman actors. Although the Canadian field is historically rooted in the themes of location and national culture, expressing a tension between Canadian independence and dependence on the US field, more recent research suggests a more hybridized North American scholarship rather than one defined in opposition to “rhetoric and composition” in the US. In tracing identities, roles, and rituals of nationally bound considerations of how disciplinarity has been constructed through distant and close methods, this multi-scaled, multi-scopic approach examines the texture of interdependent constructions of the Canadian discipline. Cross-Border Networks in Writing Studies also launches a collaborative publishing network between Canadian publisher Inkshed and US publisher Parlor Press.